beta mercapto in medium?

Anna Andersson anna_sundgren at
Fri Jul 7 21:50:06 EST 2000

At least an educated guess:
I would imagine that adding beta-ME in the medium would help preserve oxidation
sensitive-growth stimulating hormones in the serum. I know that some people
supplement their medium with ascorbic acid for that reason. Whether it works or
not, I don't know!

chen Yu wrote:

> Dear list,
> I tried hard, but I couldn't find out, what beta-mercaptoethanol might do in
> cell culture media like e.g. the ES-cell medium. Can somebody tell me the
> answer or make an educated guess?
> Thank you,
> Chen
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